Welcome to Girlguiding Oxfordshire
With over 6,000 members, Girlguiding Oxfordshire is a thriving organisation, offering girls in the county the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends for life in a unique, girls-only space.
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1st Carterton Brownies 1st Carterton Brownies Bampton Fire Station
The Brownies had lots of fun when they visited their local fire station. On arrival they went upstairs to the meeting room to talk about fire safety, they also took part in a question and answer time, army crawls and a stop drop and roll. Then they went down stairs to look at the fire engine and were able to climb inside, they managed to fit 12 Brownies in the engine cab.
World Thinking Day
On this special Guiding Day I hope that wherever you are and however you celebrate you especially spare some time to remember members of Girlguiding in all parts of the world but especially in countries where there is suffering through war, famine and hardship. More close to home we think about our members who have or continue to battle against the floods in their homes and places where their Guiding groups meet and to all our members in Oxfordshire I wish you a veryWorld Happy Thinking Day.
Girl Guding Take over Wantage Mix
Girl Guding take over Wantage Mix, Saturday 1st March - 9am - 5pm , The Mix, 15 Mill Street, Wantage, Oxon
A big thank you to The 8th Abingdon Brownies pack
Sobell House gave a huge thank you to the wonderful members of the 8th Abingdon Brownies pack who have raised an amazing £592 for The Hospice.
The Brownies took part in a night time sponsored walk around Radley Lake (with torches!). They were walking in the fond memory of Vikki Lewis, their teacher at school and the mother of 2 of the Brownies. They visited The Hospice to deliver the money raised and were full of smiles and laughter. Sobell staff said it was a pleasure to meet them and they were so grateful for all the hard work they put into raising much needed funds for The Hospice.
Article and further information from: http://www.sobellhospicecharity.org.uk/node/680
Members of 1st Bodicote and 1st Hardwick Guides become students for the evening when they visited their local catering collage. With the support of 6 of the full time students and one of the chefs the guides made homemade pasta, which included using all the correct equipment. The pasta was then cooked and they transformed from chefs to waitresses to serve a pasta meal to their family and friends. Fun was had by all with some getting more flour on them then the work top and as a team they managed to roll out a seven foot long piece of pasta.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire
Girlguiding Oxfordshire is part of Girlguiding the largest voluntary organisation for girls and women in the UK which has been inexistence for over 100 years.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire are seeking enthusiastic members from both inside and outside Guiding.
Their aim is to stimulate interest and support in Girlguiding Oxfordshire, whilst supporting members with finical assistance when required. You can find out more about friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire including how to become a friend by completing the application form here.
Up and coming events for 2014
Friday February 21st Thinking Day Lunch followed by the AGM.
Friday May 2nd Bridge Drive at Eynsham Village Hall.
Oxfordshire Guides 200 Club is run by Girlguiding Oxfordshire. All proceeds from the draw, after provision of prizes and legitimate expenses is devoted to furthering the objects of Girlguiding Oxfordshire, most recently the money has been used towards the up keep of Jubilee House. Applications to join the scheme can be made by completing and returning the form found here.
Participation in the scheme is open to all members of the association, the Trefoil Guild and all Friends of Guiding, aged 18 and over, upon payment of the annual fee.
Thanks and recognition
Recognition of commitment and dedication to guiding locally and national is for everyone. There are several types of awards including a thanks badge, good service brooch and long service awards. In addition to these there are Discretionary awards…
Can your unit fit "Just one more"?
Girlguiding UK’s current focus is on encouraging Leaders to do their bit to help us grow guiding by finding 'room for just one more'. Did you know that if every unit in Girlguiding UK increased in size by one more one girl, around 27,500 more girls would have access to everything guiding had to offer?
I've done something great with Guiding!
Have you done something great with Guiding recently? Or do you have something fabulous planned for the future?
Whether you’ve been on an exciting trip, welcomed a special visitor to a unit meeting, or even won an award, we want to hear about it!